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ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, February 19, 1919.
Many Inquiries are Received About
the Country Which Should Be
Handled l.y ti c Club.
It has been a long time 'Since Ash
down has had an active Commeieial
Club, and the need of one is felt con ■
stantly. There are many inquiries in
regard to the country, which should
properly be answered by a club secre
tary to have the best effect. The
News as well as others have meny in
quiries about investments. We havn’t
time to answer all. Jones & Yeager,
real estate dealers, handed to us their
reply to an inquiry la3t week, which
we publish. Our real estate men are
glad to answer these letters, but a.t the
same time they realize that to get bet
ter results the proper way is to handle
such matters through a commercial
club. We should ha.ve a live secre
tary and pay him for his trouble. Other
towns that go forward have them. The
letter follows:
“Mr. V. Bozeman, Fort Smith, Ark.
“Dear Sir: We understant that you
are looking for a site in the vicinity
where lime stone may be found, and
that you would like to know if there is
any lime stone in this vicinity or if
there is a lime plant of any kind here.
“There is outcroppings of lime stone
near Foreman, 16- miles west of Ash
down, and an inexhaustable supply of
lime at White Cluffs in this county.
“We would be glad to have you in
vestigate either of the properties and
if satisfactory arrangements could be
made, would be glad to have you lo
cate with us. If there is anything far
ther that we can do in assisting you
in the matter, write us.
“Yours truly,
“Yeager & Jones."
Mrs. C. B. Dritt and son left Sunday
for their home at Lockesburg after a
few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. F.
Nical of the Wpst Side.
1 Ills Stsi1«- 21th in Nation in Number
oi Met* I *irn?sl>eJ for the War.
NYw \<ri, led.
Washington, Feb. 15.—A table
showing the number of men furnished
to the army by each state during the!
was, was made public today at the
War Department. New York led with
367,864 nd Nevada stood last with 510
in the total of 3,757,624 men obtained
by draft, voluntary enlistment, or
through the national guard.
The men actually furnished ran
very close, the - table shows to the
obligations of the states, making their
quotas proportionate to theor popula
tion. The figures are ocmpiled up to
November 11. Texas was fifth with
161,065; Oklahoma 16th with 80,169;
Tennessee 17th with 75,825; Louisiana
22nd with 65,988 and Arkansas 24th
with 61,027.
Young Man Badly Torn to Pieces in
United Oil Mills Plant.
Hope, Feb. 15.—About midnight, a
serious, if not fatal accident occurred
at the United Oil Mill in this city. Sid
Sparks, a young man, while attempting
to place a belt on a pulley, had his
hand caught between the belt and
shaft and his entire body was torn and
broken as it was pulled into the mach
Sparks is now at Josephine Hospital,
where his right leg was amputated just
below the knee. Both legs were brok
en in the accident; his left .arm was
broken in two places and-the other
one at the elbow. His hip was also
broken and he suffered a fractured
skull. Little hope is entertained for
his recovery.
.Incident Fatal,
Hope, Feb. 17.—Sid Sparks who wa3
injured in mill here, died today.
If you want a Fold’ for
for Spring, place your order
now. Can promise prompt
deliveries on both Touring '
cars and Roadsters. Let us
have your order today.
If you read the want ads in the newspapers
you will see anywhere from one to a dozen ads a
week starting in this manner.
Invariably these ads mention that the8 purse
contained money. Only about one person in ten
ever see their money again.
If you bank your money and pay bills by check
you reduce your chances of loss to a minimum.
You can stop payment on checks by simply tele
phoning the bank.
Why not bank on us?
Ashdown, Arkansas
County Meeting Held at Ashdown Sat
urday Afternoon; Situation Was
Put In Strong Terms.
If the sentiment of the meeting at
the court house Saturday aiternooft ie
carried out throughout Little River
county there will be a marked reduc
tion in the cotton acreage the coming
year and an increase in the production
of feed and food and live stock. With
but few exceptions the business of the
town was closed from 1 to 3 o'clock
for the meeting, which had been called
in accordance) with a proclamation
from Governor Brough.
D. A. Cook of Foreman was elected
to preside over the meeting. A Gold
smith in a. strong speech stated the
object of the meeting. Mr. Goldsmith
said that a real financial crisis faced
the South the coming year unless the
food and feed crops were increased and
the cotton acreage reduced. Cotton
could be produced at the present prices
and a big crop next year would proba
bly bring lower prices and bankruptcy.
Corn is selling at $2.00 per bushel and
everything else in proportion. He had
no patience with calling on the law
makers for relief. The farmers had
the solution in their own hands, and
with a nine million bale crop could get
as much money and would have their
own feed to produce it. County Demon
strator G. M. Johnston lollow.ed with a
strong talk and read a, letter from Dr.
Knapp very much to the point. He
added that they had been guaranteed a
market for every peanut that could be
grown and said it was a good money
j crop.
T. B. Cook, a Red River planter, was
| called and spoke along practical lines.
He told of his experience with hogs,
which had proved very profitable.
I. John DuLaney made a splendid and
forceable talk, which emphasized the
situation with all its gravity.
A. C. Stephen'S,"’a practical fariner,
spoke for a few minutes. He said that
he had raised no cotton for several
j years- and wa3 doing so well that he
j was going to continue along the same
Voted to Reduce Cotton.
At the close of the meeting the en
i tire audience voted to reduce the cot
I ton acreage from one-third to one
| fourth. While the attendance was not
I as large as it should have been the
sentiment should spread throughout
the country and should be talked on
every occasion. The warning is in
time. The solution is in the hands of
each individual. He can so arrange
! his crop that whatever befalls lie will
be protected and can reap a year of
prosperity. There is good money in
everything he can raise except a big
cotton crop. It will not do to depend
on v. hat the other fellow is going to do.
The safe plan is to make this a per
sonal matter and advise your neighbor
to do likewise, pointing to him the
rocks that are ahead if he persists in
following old lines, and the continued
prosperity if he uses proper judgment.
Arthur Walwyn Evirus Will Lecture
on Lyceum Program Saturday.
The next number of the lyceum
number will be Saturday night, Feb.
23 at 8:15. Arthur Evans will lecture
at thp auditorium. A few of the press
comments of Mr. Evans follow. :
“He is humorous without being
cute. He is oratorical without being
lurid or vebose or lofty. His stories
are fresh and bright. They fetch a
hearty laugh each time. Our audience
was quite responsive toward him and
applauded him more than once. Keep
him at work.’’—Secty. Lyceum Assoc
“He measures up to the highest
traditions of Welsh oratory.”—The
Advertiser, Wrexham, Wales.
“Arthur W. Evans delivered a lec
ture on ‘Aristocracy and Democracy’
that was not surpassed by any other
lecturer in the series.”—Commercial
Tribune, Cincinnati.
“Arthur Evans is one of the most
eloquent and enthusiastic speakers
heard in Atlanta in a long time.“The
Georgian, Atlanta,.
Rif Strawberry Crop.
Horatio, Feb. 17.—The prospects for
a bumper strawberry crop are excel
lent and the farmers are buying their
crates. Horatio strawberries are in de
mand in practically all the large mar
kets and the demand is growing every
'**•**' ' ' » . ,«■ ■-iWi.swiWtI
H. C. Cottrell, Famous Agriculturist,
Arrouses Enthusiasm and Per
manent Organization Effected.
WiSfl Ffoit Market far All
Products Passed on Faim
H. C. Cottrell, the distinguished agri
culturist and organizer, who is em
ployed by the Little Rock Board of
Commerce to lead in the great agri
cultural movement in this state, was
in the city Monday night and talked
to a group of bankers, business and
professional men in the directors' room
of the First National Bank. He was
accompanied by JRodman Bottoms, a
well known Little Rock banker, and
Harry Kapps, the district agricultural
agent. The party was at Foreman
Monday afternoon, where they held a
similar meeting and perfected an or
ganization. Mr. Cottrell is a man who
has done big things, having operated
the largest stock farm in the state of
Iowa., great dairies in New York, and
large plantations on the Mississippi, as
well as having done development
work in other states. His message
here was an inspiration to action as it
has been over the state.
After Messrs. Bottoms, Cottrell and
Kapps had talked the meeting voted
to go at once into a permanent organi
The following officers were elected:
George Briant, chairmen of tne exs
ei.tive. comnii' i >_■
E. C. Payne, secretary.
The other members of the coxmntiv.ee
are, A.'J. Russell, R. M. Bone W I
Joyner, Dr. A. N. Wood, all of Ash
down, and E. A. Velvin of Ogden, Joel
j Mills of Wilton, Ernest Hale of ?ey
Finance committee, O. Kolb, A Gold
smith, R.. -M. Bone, the latter being
selected at treasurer.
Publicity committee, O. T. Graves, T
I B. Cook, and Seth C. Reynolds,
j Membership committee, A. D. Du
Laney, Clyde Head and Dr. J. W. Ring
(The organization in line with other
clubs over the state will by known as
the Ashdown Profitable Farming Com
mittee. They will hold regular meet
• ings in the club room in the Sanderson
j building. The next meeting will be
“held Friday night at 7:30.
Thursday week, February 27 at 1 p.
m. a great agricultural rally will be
held at the courthouse with Harry
Kapps and W. B. Smith of Little Rock
as speakers.
A committee will be appointed for
each school district in the county and
the work will be made county-wide in
cooperation with the organization at
The great campaign that is now on
is to increase the wealth and income
of the state. Mr. Cottrell said that ac
cording to the program the income of
each individual farmer could and
would, if the plan was carried out, be
increased ?300 per year. He has prac
tical plans for bringing this about.
There is not a fine spun theory about
it, but bard practical facts that have
been actually accomplished at other
places. He says that cotton will al
ways remain our great money crop, hut
that success cermnds at least two
money crops Cotton would be reduc
ed automatically when another money
crop was proven. He went into the
hog industry with detailed plans for
success. He discussed the peanut as
o money crop and as a feed crop, llis
great trump card was the velvet beaxi,
which he would see planted in every
acre of corn in the state. A crop, said
he, that would be equivalent in feed
value to 35 bushels of corn per acre,
and one which would support the stock
all winter, a crop better after frost
than while green. A move will be
started at once by business men
through the club to secure seed and to
spread the gospel of continued and in
creased; prosperity.
The new organization is a commer
cial club with a great vision, one which
does not chase after smockstacks, but
rather to develop the great agrcultural
wealth which is the true source of all
wealth. It is a movement that is per
manent and one which the whole coun
ty will soon be behind. The great plan
will be gradually unfolded as the in
spiration spreads.
Mill Find Markets.
Harry Kapps discussed cooperation
with the county agent. He also went
into the marketing end of the proposi
City Council Taking Stops to Find if
We May Become City of the
Second Class.
The Ashdown City Council has em
ployed A. S. Fellows to take the census
of Ashdown. Mr. Fellows is beginning
his work this week, and will endeavor
to make it as accurate as possible. He
will need the cooperation of all in se
curing this data. The city council is
taking this step in order to determine
whether we have population sufficient
to be created into a city of the second
class. A few years ago Ashdown be
came a city of the second class By a
legislative act, but later the supreme
court ruled that a city could not be
legally raised in that way. There are
many advantages in being in that
Ashdown has grown in population
since the last census nearly ten years
ago, but just what we have is merely
guess work. We will soon be able to
know just how big wre really are.
Locke Love is confined to his bed
with the flu.
tion, which he said was now in opera
tion by the government and under the
direction of the county agent and J. H.
Tull of the department. Hogs and all
other products w'ould be assembled by
the assistance of a man in each school
district, whose job was to find out "who
had surplus hogs or other products.
The farmer would get all that there
was in it as he should. Mr Briant
said that the time had come when Ash
down had to have a market here for
all farm products, butter, eggs, poul
try, etc., and that the organization
meant to see that i: was brought
about. He said that we now had no
regular market for these things, and
that the bankers, business men and
others working through this organi
zation were going to see that these
conditions w7ere changed.
Release of German Prisoners, Marine
ami Relations With Occupied Ter
ritory Subjects of Note.
Paris, Feb. 17.—Marshal Foch this
afternoon Informed the Supreme coun
cil of the acceptance by the Germans
of the conditions for a renewal of the
Two notes were handed to Marshal
Foch by Mathias Erzberger when the
renewal of the armistice was taken up
at Treves. One concerned the employ
ment of the German mercantile ma
rine for various purposes, while the
other contained several requests, in
cluding the release of German prison
ers and the maintenance of economic
intercourse between Germany and oc
cupied German territories.
!The official statement on the meet
ing of the Supreme War Council say3:
“The Supreme War Council met
today at the Quai d’ Orsay from 3 to
5 p. m. Marshal Foch informed the
ministers of the allied and associat
ed powers of the acceptance by the
Germans of the conditions for the re
newal of the armistice.
“The next meeting will take place
tomorrow at 2 p. m., when the Serbian
delegation will be heard.”
Ogden and Wilton Young People Wed
at Texarkana Last Week.
Texarkana, Feb. 15.—Jas. G. Good
| man, 23, and Miss Bertha Smithson, 19,
; of Ogden, secured a marriage license
[ yesterday afternoon. The marriage
j was to take place at Ogden this after
Frank Mewhinney, 21, and Miss Etta
[ Andrews , 25, were issued a marriage
license this morning. They were both.
1 from Wilton. They were united in
marriage this evening at the home of
R. G. Leveratt, Ninth street and Grand
avenue, Elder J. E. Westbrook, officit
Clyde Head
For Demonstration
Dodge Brothers
Motor Cars
Phone 141
A bank is much more than herely a safe place for
keeping funds, for handling checks, for collecting
drafts, etc.
A bank should be regarded as the intimate helper,
adviser and friend of| the customer; ever ready to
cooperate in every proper way, to extend neces
sary accommodation as required, and to protect
his interest in every way that lies within its pow
This is the kind of service that we endeavor to
render; and we invite you to make your connec
tion with us with such service in view.

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